Youngstown Business Incubator names new CEO

Barb Ewing has been named CEO of the Youngstown Business Incubator.


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Barb Ewing has been named CEO of the Youngstown Business Incubator.

Former CEO Jim Cossler made the announcement Monday about Ewing’s appointment. Cossler said the transition has been in the works since 2016 and will be effective May 1.

Ewing has served as the facility’s COO and before that was with the Better Business Bureau and the Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce. She has also watched the incubator grow from a two-person operation to one with a multi-million dollar budget and five buildings.

“You know, you can never really predict what is going to happen next. Part of the joy of this job is that it is never the same thing twice, so seeing where we can go and what we can do in the future will be a great surprise,” she said.

Cossler will be taking a different job with YBI. He’ll be the Entrepreneur-in-Residence.

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